#NSBE45 Registration FAQs

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Membership Renewal:

To receive member price benefits for Annual Convention, please remember to renew your membership FIRST! Not a member? Click here to join.

Reduced pricing is available for NSBE Jr., Collegiate Academic Pyramid of Excellence (APEx) designees, and Senators/Delegates. Click here for more details.

Registration Selection:

If you are a current NSBE member, you DO NOT need to select your registration type. The system will automatically select it for you! Before paying for your registration, please be sure that all of your personal information and registration price are correct before finalizing your order.

New Registration Policy:

If you do not pay your registration prior to the tier change, it will be cancelled, and you will need to re-register for the Convention under the new rate.


You must register for the Convention prior to obtaining housing. You will receive a notification to reserve housing after you register for the Convention.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Attendees may cancel their registration and receive a refund until February 25, 2019. After the deadline, all cancellation requests will have their money credited to their NSBECONNECT account.

Credit Policy

Did you pay for a previous NSBE event and were not able to attend? If so, you may use that credit for a future NSBE event. Why not #NSBE45?  Please note: your credit will expire 12 months from the date of issuance. All current credits will expire on July 31, 2019 but can be used for events in 2019 and 2020 that have been open for registration.

Q: How Do I Register for NSBE’s 45th Annual Convention?

A: You can register by accessing our website at convention.nsbe.org. Click on the gray tab marked “Register for Event”, which will take you to our Meetings Center and select “NSBE 45th Annual Convention (2019)”

Q: Do I need to be a member to attend the Annual Convention?

A: No, we welcome all to come and experience NSBE. However, there is a savings-benefit for our members who attend convention. We encourage you to see all that NSBE has to offer here on our website www.nsbe.org

Q: Do I need to be a member to have a NSBE Connect account?

A: No, you do not.

Q: Can I register others when I register for Annual Convention?

A: Yes, you can register both individuals and groups under your registration.You will have the option to add additional attendees during the registration process. Please be sure to have all of the additional attendees’ information available:

Full Name

Profile Email Address

Phone Number

Emergency Contact Information

Allergy/Dietary Requirements.  


Q: When does the Early Bird Deadline End?

A: Early Bird Registration ends November 30, 2018. Please be sure to lock in your rate to attend NSBE’s 45th Annual Convention.

Q: Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

A: Yes, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your account email. It is important that you read through the confirmation and save it to reference at a later time.

Q: I am already registered for Annual Convention, but would like to register for session events. Where do I go?

A: Session events will be posted shortly. We will notify you via email once the registration is open. Please keep an eye out for it!

Q: Is there a pay later option?

A: Yes, we offer a pay later option. If you do not pay your registration prior to the tier change it will be cancelled and you will need to re-register for the convention under the new rate.

Q: I registered for Annual Convention, but can no longer attend. Can I receive a refund?

A: Yes, you can. Please send your refund request to NSBE Accounting. Refunds will be accepted until February 25, 2019. After that period, we will only issue credits to your account. The last day to request a credit is March 22, 2019.

How to Verify Your GPA

Collegiate Members will self - report their GPA on their profile and chapter advisors will approve it through the Educational Institution Portal in NSBEConnect. Please speak with your chapter advisor if they are not registered for access to the portal and ask them to complete this form. WHQ no longer accepts transcripts. Members must work with their advisor to obtain GPA confirmation on their NSBEConnect accounts. If your chapter does not have an advisor, please complete the GPA Collection Form and e-mail it to scholarships@nsbe.org. This form MUST be completely filled out and signed by the Office of Registrar or a University Official.  We will not accept forms that do not clearly and legibly state NSBE ID numbers.

NSBE Jr. Members will submit their GPA using the GPA Collection Form. This form MUST be completely filled out and signed by a counselor or school registrar.  Please email all signed and completed forms to scholarships@nsbe.org.  We will not accept forms that do not clearly and legibly state NSBE ID numbers.

Forms can be downloaded from: https://connect.nsbe.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipList.aspx

Academic Pyramid of Excellence (APEx)

To become an APEx member, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher. GPA's are measured on a 4.0 grading scale.

There are three APEx Levels:

  • APEx Honors: 3.6 - 4.0
  • APEx Torchbearer: 3.2 - 3.59
  • APEx Excel: 3.0- 3.19

Benefits of being an APEx member

  • National Convention and Fall Regional Conference discounts
  • Early admittance onto Career Fair floor during National Convention
  • Grants entrance into special APEx events and receptions
  • Receives APEx Lapel Pin
  • Access to most national and regional scholarships on apply.nsbe.org

How to Verify Your GPA before Convention Collegiate Members:

  • Self-Report your GPA on NSBE profile every semester
  • NSBE Advisors will confirm/verify your GPA from their portal
  • (If you have an active chapter advisor, you cannot submit a GPA Verification Form, please contact scholarships@nsbe.org if you do not know who your chapter advisor is.)
  • The February 28th deadline does not apply to you, if you have a NSBE-Chapter adviser
  • At-Large members and members without an advisor will complete the GPA Verification Form
  • ==>This form MUST be signed by the Office of Registrar
  • This form MUST be completely filled out
  • Email signed forms to scholarships@nsbe.org

NSBE Jr. Members:

  • NSBE Jr. members will submit their GPA using the GPA Verification Form. A counselor or school registrar MUST sign off on this form.
  • Email signed forms to scholarships@nsbe.org by the February 28th deadline

Please note: We will NOT accept any academic transcripts on-site at National Convention. Members must verify each semester for APEx status.  

APEx Verification Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019 4:59 PM EST.

(This deadline affects At-Large members, members without an advisor, and NSBE Jr. members) Collegiate members with active advisors can continue to verify GPA’s throughout convention.

To access NSBE Advisor’s GPA Registration form and GPA Verification Forms, please visit: https://connect.nsbe.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipList.aspx

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